Analyst Profile

Dean Freeman

Dean Freeman

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Dean Freeman is a Research VP in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Semiconductor Internet of Things Center of Excellence. His focus is in the area of connected lighting, advising COOs and CIOs on how connected lighting will not only save energy costs, but also facilitate the rollout of IoT in smart cities, connected buildings and connected homes. He also focuses on how the IoT will enable building management silos to be connected, creating additional energy savings, and consolidating and automating the facilities management role and the digital workplace. Mr. Freeman also tracks emerging semiconductor technology, which includes carbon nanotechnology such as graphene and CNT.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

Mr. Freeman has more than 34 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, having worked with Texas Instruments, Lam Research, FSI International and Watkins-Johnson's Semiconductor Equipment Group. His experience includes positions in product and process development, operations, marketing, product management, and business development.

Professional Background

Lam Research, Manager, 7 years
Texas Instruments, Member of the Technical Staff, 5 years
Watkins-Johnson, Director, 4 years


B.S., Chemistry, Whitworth College
M.S., Physical Chemistry, University of Nevada